Normal Mexican Guy

Logo One of our YouTube faves since 2020: the aerial video collection from Normal Mexican Guy, is mesmerizing eye candy with a fine soundtrack or two. Normal, aka Sergio, says on Instagram he is “trying to show the best face of Mexico through aerial photos. One may not know well the place they call home …

Visiting the Tule Tree

Photo: Tule Tree (Some rights reserved) Mexico’s most famous tree, the ginormous Tule Tree (Arbol del Tule) grows near Oaxaca City. Residents celebrate the famous Tule Tree the second Monday of October. It’s a big party fit for a big tree! Google Maps The Tule Tree may not be the tallest or the oldest tree …

Cinco de Mayo

Artwork (Some rights reserved) Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a special holiday in Mexico, primarily celebrated in the state of Puebla, with lesser recognition elsewhere in the country. It is a popular celebration in the USA. Hashtags: #CincoDeMayo #5deMayo The date commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France during the French-Mexican …

Nevado de Toluca

Photo: Semarnat (Some rights reserved) Nevado de Toluca is a large stratovolcano in central Mexico, located about 80 kilometers (50 miles) west of Mexico City near the city of Toluca. At 4,558 meters or 13,800 feet, it is the fourth highest of Mexico’s mountains, after Pico de Orizaba, Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/cLX5BC3fLBKBxBdH6 The mountain, …

Monterrey, Nuevo Leon

Photo: Ron Mader, Mountains (Some rights reserved) Monterrey (elevation: 538 meters, 1,765 feet) is Mexico’s third-largest city and the country’s industrial capital. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/eche96tHYECyapDN7 Where to eatLas Monjitas Embedded Tweets Chipinque Parkchipinque.org.mx Cola de Caballomxcity.mx San Pedro Garza Garcíasanpedro.gob.mx – Parques – Mapa – FacebookWikipedia WikipediaMonterreyCerro de la Silla Nearby Planeta.com

Ciudad de Oaxaca = Oaxaca City

Photo: Veronica Lazo Mendoza, Teatro Alcalá (Used with permission) Oaxaca City is the capital of Oaxaca, Mexico. The city is located in the Central Valley of the Sierra Madre del Sur Mountains, at 17°05’N 96°45″W, elevation: 1,550 meters or 5,000 feet. Looking ahead … on April 25, 2032 Oaxaca City celebrates its 500th anniversary. Before that, …

Oaxaca City Churches

Photo: Ron Mader, Magic Hour at Santo Domingo (some rights reserved) Good Advice: Church visits are not for everyone, particularly those with low baroque tolerance. Travelers often complain of the ABC Tours (Another Bloody Church!), so if you are not in the spirit, the best advice is not go inside the sanctuary. Those entering should …

Camino Real de Tierra Adentro

Photo: My Public Lands (Some rights reserved) UNESCO: Camino Real de Tierra Adentro was the Royal Inland Road, also known as the Silver Route. The inscribed property consists of 55 sites and five existing World Heritage sites lying along a 1400 km section of this 2600 km route, that extends north from Mexico City to …

Colima

Photo: Wonderlane, Colima (Some rights reserved) One of the smallest states in Mexico, Colima boasts a variety of ecosystems, ranging from snow-covered volcanoes to tropical lagoons. In the Náhuatl language of the Aztecs, Colima means “the place where the old god is dominant.” Capital: Ciudad de Colima Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/wYhJvfBs6Aan4VYy7 Natural WorldThis tropical dry forest on …

Easter in Mexico

Photo: Boris’ altar for Viernes de Dolores (2005) Mexico celebrates Easter with great passion. In 2023 Easter Sunday will be April 9. TranslatiingHoly Week = Semana SantaEaster Week = Semana de Pascua HeadlinesEspera Oaxaca a 122 mil turistas para la Semana Santa: Sectur – Noticias Calendar Lent (Cuaresma) represents the 40 days Christ spent in …